Investigation into baby's death stalled over records request

State authorities are investigating the death of a newborn boy at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif., but the investigation has stalled because Marin General declined to provide documents on its policies and procedures without a subpoena or court order, Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd, the county's assistant coroner, said. The coroner's office was unable to determine whether the death occurred naturally or accidentally, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, but it determined that a nurse administered a labor-inducing drug without a doctor's authorization. It also found a fetal monitor was removed for 45 minutes before the baby was delivered by Caesarean section, so it is unclear to what extent the baby might have been struggling before delivery, Boyd said. Article

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